As many of you know, I have been posting over at the Marathon Training Academy website about my training for an upcoming marathon. I wanted to share these thoughts with my readers here. As someone who is starting out running, you may not have any immediate plans to run a marathon. A year ago, neither did I, but now I am running my first marathon. Maybe this post will help you consider setting your sights on running your first marathon? Here is a short teaser of my guest post. Take a look over at this post and comment on your thoughts.
With just a week to go until my race date of November 5 arrives, I have a few random thoughts that I wanted to share with you as I get ready to run my first marathon. I think this title summarizes where I am right now in more than one way.
6 More Miles
Just a few weeks ago, for the first time I was able to reach the 20 mile mark in my long run. It was actually the first time of running one of these really long runs that I thought I might actually be able to finish a 26.2 mile marathon. Usually when I would get back from the long run, I was absolutely spent, but the last two long runs were a little different. I know that I will have to run 6 more miles than I ever did during my training, but I really feel like I can run those 6 miles, and finish my first marathon.